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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins First Slalom World Cup of Year

Mikaela Shiffrin won seven slalom events during the 2017/18 season to become the slalom and overall World Cup champion.

High winds forced officials to delay the start of the race and to lower the start. Shiffrin beat Olympian Frida Hansdotter by .14 seconds.

Shiffrin had a few small errors on the second run, which put her in fifth place, but her strong frist runn landed her on top of the podium.

The next World Cup event for the women will be at Vermont’s Killington Resort on Nov. 24 and25. Lindsey Vonn and other members of the U.S. Ski Team competing in the speed events will start their season in Lake Louise, Alberta, on Nov. 30.

The men will start their World Cup season on Sunday with their opening slalom event, also in Levi, Finland.

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